4 MORE ACTS ANNOUNCED
We are excited to announce 4 more incredible acts joining the lineup for Northern Winter Beat 2024!
Back in June we announced the first five acts at Northern Winter Beat 2024: Mariam The Believer [SE], Backxwash [ZM / CA], Drongo [NO], Peter Kernel [CH] and Cantenac Dagar [FR]. Get ready for electrifying performances by Alabaster DePlume [UK], Deerhoof [US], Memorials [UK] and Mary Ocher [IL].
GET TO KNOW THE ARTISTS
Gus Fairbairn, aka Alabaster DePlume, has a pocketful of phrases that he uses all the time whether he’s walking down the street or holding court with musicians and an audience. For a long time the Mancunian would tell anyone who’d listen that they were doing very well.
Alabaster DePlume’s songs are built on sonorous circular melodies and luminous tones that transmit calmness and generosity in warm waves – unless they’re raging against complacency and the everyday inhumanity of end times capitalism.
The San Fransico band Deerhoof has been a lighthouse on the indie-rock scene since it was formed in 1994. Over the years and twenty some albums later they have been labelled everything from indie-pop to noise and punk. “Miracle-Level,” Deerhoof’s 19th LP, is a captivating musical journey that seamlessly blends whimsicality with energetic accessibility. he band’s signature-controlled chaos, intricate melodies, and unpredictable song structures shine through, making “Miracle-Level” a testament to the power of anarchic creativity and the magic of music that transcends language barriers.
MEMORIALS is Matthew Simms of legendary band Wire (+Better Corners, It Hugs Back, UUUU) and Verity Susman of Electrelane. The multi-instrumentalist duo cover plenty of ground on stage, juggling instruments in a set up resembling that of a 5-piece band, veering from melodic songwriting, psychedelic noise, free jazz freakouts, tape loops and drones….and then back again. Their debut double album “Music For Film: Tramps! & Women Against The Bomb” was released in 2023 via The state51 Conspiracy label.
xperimental political pop artist Mary Ocher returns to European stages with an exceptional new record: “Approaching Singularity: Music for The End of Time”. Over the past decade and a half Mary has been persistently creating passionate, uncompromising work, raw, thought provoking, socially and creatively pushing against the current, dealing with subjects of authority, identity and conflict. Her work is as enchanting as it is polarizing, ranging from traditional folk to raw 60s garage, ambient with ethereal vocals and abstract synths, to experimental pop with African and South American rhythms when performing with her drummers (Your Government).
Listen this year’s artist on our Spotify playlist (continuously updated):